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Frozen Gin and Tonic Recipe

Frozen Gin and Tonic

You can’t beat the heat. But, you can make a G and T slushy!

This frozen gin and tonic is the ultimate in refreshment. It takes a little extra time to freeze the tonic into ice cubes, but is totally worth it! So relax, kick back and let your blender do the work.

Frozen Gin and Tonic Recipe
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Serves: 1
 

This frozen take on a gin and tonic is made by blending tonic ice cubes with gin, lime juice and simple syrup.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup tonic water
  • 1½ ounces gin such as Hendrick’s
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Lime wedges

Instructions
  1. Pour tonic water into a standard ice cube tray and freeze until solid.
  2. Add gin, lime juice and simple syrup to a blender.
  3. Add tonic ice cubes and blend until slushy. If using a high speed blender, like a Vitamix, all ice cubes can be added at once. For lower speed blenders, add the ice a little at a time.
  4. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Notes
What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.

 

Tip: This recipe is written to make 1 cocktail. Be sure to make extra tonic ice cubes if you plan to make more than 1 drink. Each cup of tonic water freezes to make about 2 cups tonic ice cubes.

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Pomelo Margarita

It’s margarita season! Here’s a delicious take on the margarita using fresh pomelo juice. If you like grapefruit margaritas, you’ll love this. The flavor of pomelo is similar to a sweet, mild grapefruit.

Pomelo Margarita Recipe
1 1/2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila such as Patron or Cabo Wabo
3/4 ounce clear orange liqueur such as triple sec or Cointreau
1 1/2 ounces fresh pomelo juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Pomelo wedge

Add tequila, orange liqueur, pomelo juice, lime juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with pomelo wedge.

Makes 1 cocktail

What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.

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French 75 Champagne Cocktail

The French 75. So simple. So good. All you need is gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar and champagne to make this light and refreshing cocktail.

French 75 Cocktail Recipe
1 ounce gin, such as Hendrick’s
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3 ounces champagne or sparkling wine
Lemon twist

Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with lemon twist.

Makes 1 cocktail

Cocktail Ratio: 1 part gin, 1/2 part lemon juice, 1/2 part simple syrup, 3 parts champagne

What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.

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